New Visitor Center design goes to WSU board of regents for approval

PULLMAN, WA - Washington State University is preparing for another multi-million dollar construction project, and this time it's for a brand new visitor center.

Last October, the board of regents agreed to fund the design and pre-construction of the building. On Friday, they'll decide whether or not to approved the building's schematic design. They plan to build it at the corner of Main and Spring Street, near the war memorial.

"Much more modern, much more welcoming and it's also right at the front door of the university, so it will be the front door to the university," said WSU Real Estate Executive Director Melvin Taylor.

The visitor center will include interactive displays and it will showcase things like research projects and athletic achievements. The total cost of the project is about $2.5 million. If the board of regents approved the design, they plan to start construction in May and the center will be open on September 30th of this year.